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Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Posted April 29, 2015 by jmurray

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road. The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014. “Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint […]

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Road Trip: Tyler Perry Takes Madea On The Road

Posted March 3, 2015 by jmurray

Tyler Perry is returning to the genre that first made him successful – touring plays. The Hollywood mogul is gearing up to hit the road in a new play called “Madea On The Run.” Perry’s new production is only slated for a six week limited run initially. The theatrical tour will kick off in Columbus, […]

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All Aboard: “After Midnight” Prepares To Set Sail

Posted January 20, 2015 by jmurray

The critically acclaimed Broadway production “After Midnight” has inked a partnership with the Norwegian Cruise Line. The show, which originally starred actor Dulé Hill and singer Fantasia Barrino, will debut on the cruise line’s newest and largest ship, the Norwegian Escape starting in November. “After Midnight” opened on the Great White Way in November 2013.  […]

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Push Da Button: Jennifer Hudson Headed To Broadway

Posted January 11, 2015 by jmurray

When AlwaysAList.com sat down with Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ MegaFest conference in 2013 in Dallas, she told us she wasn’t ready to take on the Great White Way. “That’s a dream of mine, but just let me get a little bit older,” Hudson said at the time.  “I’m always used to […]

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Dazzling At Disney: Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” Going 15-Years Strong

Posted October 16, 2014 by jmurray

If you can’t multitask, then Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” is not the show for you. This festive, theatrical experience features dazzling acrobatics, unbelievable human stunts and some really breathtaking usage of simple things like bicycles and trampoline. This super-silly, but completely engaging circus-on-steroids has many elements—some of them you’ll see all happening at once. […]

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Word Play: Vanessa Bell Calloway Brings Zora Neale Hurston Show East

Posted September 17, 2014 by jmurray

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway will play her one-woman show about prolific writer Zora Neale Hurston on the East Coast. “Letters From Zora,” the play Calloway first played at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif., will run from Oct. 9 – 26 at the Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ. The NAACP Image Award-nominated actress […]

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The Winner Is: Kym Whitley To Host NAACP Theatre Awards

Posted September 15, 2014 by jmurray

Comedienne Kym Whitley has been tapped to host the 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. The star of OWN Network’s “Raising Whitley” and ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry” will oversee the ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17. The 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards will take place at the historical Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. at 6pm. […]

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NeNe Leakes: Preparing To Make Her Broadway Debut

Posted September 3, 2014 by jmurray

NeNe Leakes is headed to Broadway! The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star will make her debut on The Great White Way in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The 46-year-old reality star will play Madame, the evil stepmother opposite KeKe Palmer.  When Leakes starts her run on Nov. 25, she’ll follow former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd […]

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Blacks On Broadway: Keke Palmer & Sherri Shepherd Make History With “Cinderella”

Posted August 5, 2014 by jmurray

Two big stars are headed to the Great White Way! Keke Palmer has signed on to play Cinderella in the Rodgers & Hammerstein production bearing the same name. The 22-year-old singer/actress will be the first African-American to portray the title character in the stage show. Outgoing “The View” host Sherri Shepherd will also star in […]

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Patti LaBelle & Dule Hill in After Midnight
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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Posted June 26, 2014 by jmurray

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when it opened to critical acclaim on Nov. 3, 2013. Despite having previously announced that Grammy […]

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